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BEETHOVEN 250TH

We continue our Beethoven 250th celebrations with four great programmes, all conducted by Music Director Jaap van Zweden. The season opens with Beethoven’s well beloved Pastoral Symphony and the famous Violin Concerto performed by superstar violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter. This series also includes the epic Ninth Symphony and the compelling Eighth Symphony. Following the huge success of the Ring cycle, the HK Phil and Naxos team up for Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio, performed and recorded live in concert.

 

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Beethoven 9

 

2 & 3 OCT 2020 (Fri & Sat) 8:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$980 $680 $480 $380
 

BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture no.2
BEETHOVEN Symphony no. 9

 

Jaap van Zweden, conductor

Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus
Taipei Philharmonic Chorus

 

Beethoven 250

 

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Fidelio

 

15 & 17 OCT 2020 (Thu & Sat) 7:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$980 $780 $580 $380
 

BEETHOVEN Fidelio 

 

Jaap van Zweden, conductor

Elisabeth Teige (Leonore)
Simon O’Neill (Florestan)
Matthias Goerne (Don Pizarro)
Jong-Min Park (Rocco)
Valentina Farcas (Marzelline)
Paul Schweinester (Jaquino)
Frederik Bergman (Don Fernando)
Guntars Vetra (prisoner)
Eduards Vacietis (prisoner)
Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus
State Choir LATVIJA

 

Beethoven 250

 

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ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER

 

23 OCT 2020 (Fri) 8:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$980 $680 $480 $380 
 

BEETHOVEN Romance no. 2 
BEETHOVEN Triple Concerto 
BEETHOVEN Symphony no. 6, Pastoral

 

Jaap van Zweden, conductor

Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Kian Soltani, cello
Lauma Skride, piano

 

Beethoven 250

 

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ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER

 

24 OCT 2020 (Sat) 8:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$980 $680 $480 $380 
 

BEETHOVEN Romance no. 1
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN Symphony no. 8

 

Jaap van Zweden, conductor

Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

 

Beethoven 250

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JAAP!

Music Director Jaap van Zweden joins forces with acclaimed soloists including violinist Akiko Suwanai, cellist Jan Vogler, pianists Alice Sara Ott and Colleen Lee, in masterpieces by Prokofiev, Dvořák and Mozart. In December, Jaap will celebrate his 60th birthday with the HK Phil, Academy Symphony Orchestra, Joshua Bell and You!

 

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JAAP

 

23 DEC 2020 (Wed) 7:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$880 $680 $480 $380 
 

WAGNER Die Meistersinger Overture
CHAN Kai-young HK Phil New Commission (HK Premiere)
BEETHOVEN Symphony no. 5 
BEETHOVEN Christ on the Mount of Olives: Hallelujah
and more

 

Jaap van Zweden, conductor

Joshua Bell, violin
Academy Symphony Orchestra
Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus

 

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AKIKO SUWANAI

 

22 & 23 JAN 2021 (Fri & Sat) 8:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$580 $480 $380 $280 
 

OZNO Concerto for Piccolo and Orchestra (2020), op. 22 (World Premiere)
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto no. 1 
BEETHOVEN Symphony no. 3, Eroica

 

Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Linda Stuckey, piccolo
Akiko Suwanai, violin

 

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JAN VOGLER

 

2 & 3 APR 2021 (Fri & Sat) 8:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$580 $480 $380 $280 
 

DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto 
MAHLER
Symphony no. 1 

 

Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Jan Vogler, cello

 

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JAAP

 

5 MAY 2021 (Wed) 8:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$680 $480 $380 $280 
 

MOZART Piano Concerto no. 21 
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony no. 7, Leningrad

 

Jaap van Zweden, conductor
Alice Sara Ott, piano

 

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Colleen Lee

 

26 JUN 2021 (Sat) 8:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$580 $480 $380 $280 
 

New commission of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra under The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Composers Scheme (World Premiere)
MOZART Piano Concerto no. 26, Coronation
SCHUMANN Symphony no. 3, Rhenish

 

Jaap van Zweden, conductor

Colleen Lee, piano

 

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MASTERWORKS

These colourful concerts showcase masterworks of Romantic music from great composers, Rodrigo, Brahms and Richard Strauss, taking you on extraordinary expeditions through Spanish landscapes, Alpine summits and human emotions.

 

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MILOŠ

 

8 & 9 JAN 2021 (Fri & Sat) 8:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$580 $480 $380 $280 
 

ARRIAGA Los esclavos felices Overture 
RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez 
DEBUSSY Images: Iberia 
FALLA The Three-Cornered Hat: Suite no. 2 
RAVEL Boléro 

 

Juanjo Mena, conductor

MILOŠ, guitar

 

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HKPhil Chorus

 

10 & 11 APR 2021 (Sat) 8:00pm & (Sun) 3:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$380 $320 $260 $180 
 

BRAHMS A German Requiem 

 

Ralf Otto, conductor

Christina Gansch, soprano
Thomas E. Bauer, baritone
Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus

 

Supported by

 

Goethe Institut

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AN ALPINE SYMPHONY in Images

 

11 & 12 JUN 2021 (Fri & Sat) 8:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$580 $480 $380 $280 
 

R STRAUSS Festliches Präludium 
POULENC
Organ Concerto
R STRAUSS An Alpine Symphony in Images by Tobias Melle 

 

Michael Sanderling, conductor

Christian Schmitt, organ
Tobias Melle, photography & live projection

 

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Goethe Institut

 

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CLASSICS@9PM

We present two special chill-out programmes for busy urbanites at a standard price of $280 for all seats. Concerts run approximately one hour with no intermission. After the performance, you are most welcome to mingle over drinks with HK Phil musicians and guest artists at the alfresco bar next to the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, complemented by a stunning night view of the Victoria Harbour.

 

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SABINE MEYER

 

15 JAN 2021 (Fri) 9:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$280 (One price for all seats)
 

R STRAUSS Don Juan
WEBER Clarinet Concerto no. 1
SCHUBERT Symphony no. 8, Unfinished 

 

Christoph Koncz, conductor

Sabine Meyer, clarinet

This concert runs approximately one hour with no intermission.

Post-concert F&B vouchers available from: hkphil.org/classics9pm

 

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Meng-Chieh Liu

 

16 & 17 APR 2021 (Fri & Sat) 9:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$280 (One price for all seats)
 

CHEN Qigang Instants d’un Opéra de Pékin
TCHAIKOVSKY Francesca da Rimini 
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto no. 3 

 

Yu Long, conductor

Meng-Chieh Liu, piano


This concert runs approximately one hour with no intermission.

Post-concert F&B vouchers available from: hkphil.org/classics9pm

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SWIRE MAESTRO SERIES

Enjoy the spectacle of the orchestra under four maestros! Yu Long, together with Maxim Vengerov, will assure you a fantastic Russian night, while Jaap van Zweden will amaze you with three concertos, one of which is Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G, played by Rudolf Buchbinder. Fabio Biondi will delight you with animated music in collaboration with Hong Kong Ballet. And Jukka-Pekka Saraste will bring the series and the season to a final climax.

 

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Maxim Vengerov

 

18 & 19 DEC 2020 (Fri & Sat) 8:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$780 $580 $480 $380 
 

GLINKA Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto 
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony no. 5 

 

Yu Long, conductor

Maxim Vengerov, violin

 

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THREE CONCERTOS

 

29 & 30 JAN 2021 (Fri & Sat) 8:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$580 $480 $380 $280 
 

WONG Chun-Wai Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra (World Premiere)
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G 
BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra 

 

Jaap van Zweden, conductor

Rudolf Buchbinder, piano
Jing Wang, violin
Richard Bamping, cello

 

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FABIO BIONDI

 

30 APR & 1 MAY 2021 (Fri & Sat) 8:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$580 $480 $380 $280 
 

PURCELL The Fairy Queen Suite
MOZART Violin Concerto no. 7 
VIVALDI Violin Concerto in D, RV 222
GEMINIANI Concerto grosso no. 12, La folia 
MOZART Eine kleine Nachtmusik 

 

Fabio Biondi, conductor / violin
Hong Kong Ballet

 

Partner

 

HK BALLET

 

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Jukka-Pekka Saraste

 

3 JUL 2021 (Sat) 8:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$580 $480 $380 $280

 

TOMASI Trumpet Concerto
BRUCKNER Symphony no. 9 

 

Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor

Esteban Batallán, trumpet

 

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SWIRE DENIM SERIES

“Crossover” is at the heart of this series. Indian legendary composer and violinist Dr L Subramaniam will inspire you with music from India’s rich heritage, while jazz master Ted Lo and his friends will dazzle you with their zazzy performance. And watch while the music of Ravel and Elgar comes to life with real-time painting!

 

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Dr L Subramaniam

 

20 FEB 2021 (Sat) 8:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$480 $380 $280 $180 
 

BIZET Carmen Suite no. 1 
L SUBRAMANIAM
Bharat Symphony  (China Premiere)
L SUBRAMANIAM Shantipriya  (China Premiere)
L SUBRAMANIAM Flight of the Humble Bee  (China Premiere)

 

Benjamin Northey, conductor

Dr L Subramaniam, violin
Kavita Krishnamurti, voice
Tanmoy Bose, tabla
Guru Raghavendra, mridangam
Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus 

 

This concert is part of the India by the Bay Festival.

 

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Ted Lo

 

23 & 24 APR 2021 (Fri & Sat) 8:00pm

Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall

$680 $580 $480 $380 
 

Gerard Salonga, conductor

Ted Lo, piano
Janice Vidal, vocal
Eugene Pao, guitar

 

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PAINTING WITH RAVEL & ELGAR

 

4 & 5 JUN 2021 (Fri & Sat) 8:00pm

Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall

$480 $380 $280 $180 
 

RAVEL Ma mère l'Oye (Mother Goose) Suite
TCHAIKOVSKY Swan Lake Suite
ELGAR Enigma Variations

 

Ankush Kumar Bahl, conductor
Grégoire Pont, live illustration

 

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SILVER SCREEN

It is so easy to overlook the important part music plays in the cinematic experience, so here is the chance to immerse yourself in two stunning film productions with gripping music performed live by the HK Phil. Experience the power of music to enhance a great movie.

 

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THE RED VIOLIN

 

29 & 30 MAY 2021 (Sat) 8:00pm & (Sun) 3:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$480 $380 $280 $180 
 

John CORIGLIANO The Red Violin 

 

Sylvain Gasançon, conductor

Lara St John, violin

 

This film is classified as Category IIB.
Not suitable for young persons and children.

 

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BBC

 

18 & 19 JUN 2021 (Fri & Sat) 8:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$480 $380 $280 $220 
 

BBC Planet Earth II 

 

Vanessa Scammell, conductor

Andrew Sutherland, narrator

 

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HOLIDAYS

We celebrate festive seasons with a wide spectrum of music – sacred and secular music for Christmas, spirited dances and arias for New Year, and joy and colour for Chinese New Year. A cast of talented Chinese artists brings youthful spirit and exuberance under Maestro Yu Long.

 

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HKCC

 

24 DEC 2020 (Thu) 7:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$480 $380 $280 $220 
 

TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker selections
ANDERSON A Christmas Festival
Joe HISAISHI My Neighbour Totoro
GOUNOD Ave Maria
HANDEL Messiah: Hallelujah
and more

 

Apollo Wong, conductor

Hong Kong Philharmonic Chorus
The Hong Kong Children's Choir

 

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Louise Kwong

 

30 & 31 DEC 2020 (Wed & Thu) 7:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$480 $380 $280 $220 
 

ROSSINI William Tell Overture
VERDI Aida: Ballabile
J STRAUSS II Masked Ball: Quadrille
J STRAUSS II Arias from Die Fledermaus
J STRAUSS II Kaiser-Walzer
and more

 

Massimo Zanetti, conductor

Louise Kwong, soprano

 

Sponsored by

 

Chow Sang Sang

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Yu Long

 

6 FEB 2021 (Sat) 8:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$380 $320 $260 $200 
 

BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture 
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto no. 2

DUKAS The Sorcerer's Apprentice 
SAINT-SAËNS The Carnival of the Animals 

 

Yu Long, conductor

Paloma So, violin
Serena Wang, piano
Anson Wong Ying-shun, piano

 

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MUSIC FOR KIDS / SWIRE SUNDAY FAMILY

Meet the dinosaurs and escape into the enchanted world of Happy Gabby. Visit the musical zoo in the Carnival of the Animals and meet up with some endangered species. Guided by a presenter, these fun-filled journeys through classical music are tailor-made for everyone in the family aged three and above.

 

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Dinosaur

 

28 NOV 2020 (Sat) 3:00pm

Yuen Long Theatre Auditorium

$380 $320 $260 $180 
 

John WILLIAMS Jurassic Park: Main Theme
SAINT-SAËNS The Carnival of the Animals: Fossils
GRIEG Peer Gynt: In the Hall of the Mountain King
ROSSINI La Gazza Ladra Overture
MUSSORGSKY Night on Bald Mountain 

 

Mariano Chiacchiarini, conductor

Dr Michael Pittman, palaeontologist

 

Suitable for aged 3 and above.

This concert runs approximately one hour with no intermission.

 

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Happy Gabby

 

12 DEC 2020 (Sat) 3:00pm

Tsuen Wan Town Hall Auditorium

$380 $320 $260 $180
 

FUCIK Entry of the Gladiators
KHACHATURIAN Gayaneh: Sabre Dance
TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers
R STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
and more

 

Andrew Ling, conductor

Joe Wong, presenter

 

Suitable for aged 3 and above.


This concert runs approximately one hour with no intermission.

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Carnival of the Animals

 

7 FEB 2021 (Sun) 3:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$380 $320 $260 $200 
 

BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture 
PROKOFIEV
Violin Concerto no. 2: 2nd movement

DUKAS The Sorcerer's Apprentice 
SAINT-SAËNS The Carnival of the Animals 

 

Yu Long, conductor
Paloma So, violin
Serena Wang, piano
Anson Wong Ying-shun, piano
Joe Wong, presenter

 

Suitable for aged 3 and above.

This concert runs approximately one hour with no intermission.

 

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BBC

 

20 JUN 2021 (Sun) 3:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$480 $380 $280  $220
 

BBCPlanet Earth II

 

Vanessa Scammell, conductor

Andrew Sutherland, narrator

Suitable for aged 3 and above

 

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CHAMBER MUSIC

Enjoy three diverse evenings of captivating chamber music with star violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter playing a Beethoven string trio and quartet, an all-Mozart programme celebrating Mozart’s birthday, and organist Christian Schmitt performing with HK Phil brass players.

 

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ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER

 

20 OCT 2020 (Tue) 8:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$580 $480 $380 $280 
 

BEETHOVEN String Trio, op. 9, no. 3
Jörg WIDMANN String Quartet no. 6, Study on Beethoven (HK Premiere)
BEETHOVEN String Quartet no. 10, op. 74, Harp

 

Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
Ye-Eun Choi, violin
Vladimir Babeshko, viola
Kian Soltani, cello

 

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MOZART BIRTHDAY

 

27 JAN 2021 (Wed) 8:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$380 $320 $260 $180
 

Chamber music by Mozart

HK Phil Musicians

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Christian Schmitt

 

8 JUN 2021 (Tue) 8:00pm

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

$320 $280 $220 $180 
 

Programme to include works by J.S. Bach, Giovanni Gabrieli and Richard Strauss.

 

Christian Schmitt, organ
HK Phil Brass Ensemble

 

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